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I was wishing you could have been with me this afternoon during a phone call with a college student’s parent.  According to law I cannot reveal to a parent their child’s grades.  So there I sat with his semester grades on my computer screen; I’m...

On January 15, 2010 seven thousand Haitian people were buried in one grave.  Good people, bad people, forgiven people and guilty people, young people, old people, children and grandparents, Christians and non-believers.  What an interesting task God has on resurrection morning. Not really.  It is...

There is a dog book entitled, “You Had Me at Woof” by Julie Klam.  Obviously the title is a takeoff on a movie line, “You had me at hello.”   I think I could go one better since I was smitten with my wife before I...

One of my very best friends gave me an unbelievable Christmas gift.  When he handed me the package I laughingly said, “Oh, you got me a new gun.”  As I tore off the paper expecting something else, what to my wondering eyes did appear but...

Everywhere I went today the question on people’s lips was “Are you ready for the snowstorm?”  What followed was some inane chatter about the weather.  This kind of small talk is “Social Lubricant.”  Polite society prefers that we acknowledge the presence of others by expressing...

Our eighty-pound lab can really turn on the speed.  When we go outside it is like someone strapped a rocket on her back.  Her hind legs dig in and off she goes tearing around the yard at top velocity.  It’s fun to watch until she...

We are in the second week of the new year.  So how are you coming on your New Year’s Resolutions?  I only made one and frankly I’m not doing so well.  Mine was to make fewer mistakes this year than I made last year.  Instead...

There is a wonderful family-oriented sport called Geocaching. There are over 1, 250,000 treasures hidden around the world that can be located by getting the coordinates for a cache from the Geocaching website and then with the use of a handheld GPS device be led...

At the risk of appearing to be a complainer I am going to go ahead and air one of my pet peeves.  If you are not up for any negativity at this particular moment you should stop reading now and come back later when you...

Friday evening after spending a delightful evening with friends by their fireplace we followed a salt truck for about twenty miles on our way home. The next morning I opened the door to the garage and was overwhelmed by being the owner of a white...